Taylor Swift to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Searchlight Pictures

Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (13330473du)

After helming several of her music videos, Taylor Swift is ready to make her next big step as a director, and she found the perfect partner in crime. The Grammy-winning singer is planning to make her feature directorial debut with Searchlight Pictures.

Swift has been plotting this project for quite some time, and she wrote an original script, which caught the eye of Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.

“Taylor is a once-in-a-generation artist and storyteller. It is a genuine joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting and new creative journey,” the duo said in a statement.

This project will mark Swift’s feature directorial debut, but she already has a lot of experience under her belt. She directed many of her own music videos in recent years, from “Me!” and “The Man” to “Willow” and “Cardigan”.

Swift took her efforts as a director to a new level with a short film for “All Too Well”, which already won her several awards, including favorite music video at AMAs, video of the year, best longform video, and best direction at MTV VMAs, and a nomination for a Grammy.

She also took part in TIFF’s In Conversation With… series at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which many saw as part of her campaign for the short film Oscar nomination.